The Chosen (1981)
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A dedicated team of faithful adapters created a wonderfully rich movie version of the book in 1981, and the emotion and intellectual depths of the story resonate through the decades.
Certainly, this is a gently evocative movie, with its glimpses of a strict and self-contained culture, and its memories of a time gone by.
An engaging family drama religious film that explores the ideological differences between two teenage Jewish friends.
Based on Potok's book, this well acted fammily drama set in Brooklyn after WWII, centers on the friendship between two Jewish boys who beong to different ideological factions
It shouldered its way into the popular consciousness, perhaps with a few concessions and a straining dramatic license, but nonetheless it remains a thoughtful, provocative engagement of legitimate issues relating to Judaism, the ancient, ever evolving rel
Audience Reviews for The Chosen
I simply ADORE the book, and was pleased to see this follows the storyline as closely as I'd hoped for. Enjoyed it very much.
Really good acting and story....awww let's face it, I'm a sucker for movies about Jewish people, and a fan of Robby Benson's from way back.
I love this movie so much! Especially the ending. Danny got what he wanted. It's a good friendship movie. I almost cried at the end of the movie and the book!
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